Mayor's blog - how Greater Manchester is tackling homelessness
20 May 2018
Read Andy's first monthly update on Greater Manchester's drive to tackle rough-sleeping.
Charity football match rallies Manchester vs Liverpool rivalries to tackle homelessness
14 May 2018
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram are taking each other on in a charity match to tackle homelessness later this month.
Mayor visits Prestwich school for lesson in looking after mental health
28 March 2018
Supporting children's mental health within the school environment
Greater Manchester signs up to internationally-renowned walking and cycling design standards
22 March 2018
Greater Manchester has become the first UK city-region outside London to sign up to a global standard for street designs for walking and cycling.
Green Summit heralds bold green future for Greater Manchester
21 March 2018
Greater Manchester is setting out its ambitions to become one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe, at today's inaugural Green Summit
Burnham calls for English regions to be set free to improve our city-region
19 March 2018
Andy Burnham has called on the Government to increase devolution to English regions to ensure stability and growth across the country during the Brexit process.
Greater Manchester wins new funding to help create digital and green jobs of the future
7 March 2018
PLANS to make Greater Manchester the UK’s leading digital and low-carbon city have taken another step forward thanks to support of up to £450,000 from the European Commission.
Mayor asks employers and employees to help make Greater Manchester the best place to work
6 March 2018
Employers and employees across the city-region are being asked to help make Greater Manchester the best place to work.
Elected Mayors call first Convention of the North
27 February 2018
Historic gathering in Newcastle will provide focal point for Northern Powerhouse Rail Campaign which launches this week
Panel gets down to business in first meeting
26 February 2018
Issues affecting the businesses of Greater Manchester were discussed as the brand new Business Advisory Panel met for the first time in Manchester.
Statement following Metrolink disruption
20 February 2018
Statement following Metrolink disruption on February 19/20th
Mayors call on PM to support housing outside London and the South East
20 February 2018
England’s Metro Mayors are meeting today in Birmingham to call on Government for further investment and devolution for their city-regions.
Mayor announces cut to council tax precept
16 February 2018
Leaders agree Mayoral precept to be kept as low as possible
Mayor’s Town Centre Challenge marks major milestone as new locations revealed
9 February 2018
Bold plans to regenerate our town centres across Greater Manchester have taken a major step forward.
Mayor outlines budget proposals
23 January 2018
Mayor proposes balanced budget to protect essential services, keep bills as low as possible and achieve our vision to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world
Mayor announces Business Advisory Panel
17 January 2018
Mayor Andy Burnham today announced the 18 Greater Manchester business figures who will form his new Business Advisory Panel.
Greater Manchester asked to adopt ‘Charter for families bereaved though public tragedy’ as Kerslake Arena Review progress report published
12 January 2018
An independent review panel looking at the response to the Manchester Arena Attack is asking Greater Manchester to sign up to a ‘Charter for families bereaved through public tragedy’.
New Year message from Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
31 December 2017
In 2018, we will mark Manchester’s role in making history.
Government 'gambling with public safety' over police cuts
19 December 2017
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says the government has gambled with public safety by announcing an eighth successive year of real term policing cuts.
Mayor’s Homelessness Fund raises £135,000
19 December 2017
The Mayor's Homelessness Fund has raised £135,000 thanks to the hard work and generosity of people across the city-region, as Greater Manchester continues to work to tackle rough sleeping.
Mayor sets out major transport overhaul
13 December 2017
A major overhaul of transport, beginning in 2018, has been announced by the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham in a keynote speech today (Wednesday, December 13).
Mayor announces major overhaul of transport in Greater Manchester
13 December 2017
A MAJOR overhaul of transport, beginning in 2018, will be announced by the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham when he delivers a keynote speech today (Wednesday, December 13).
Mayor responds to the Anderson Report
5 December 2017
David Anderson QC has published a report which examines the reviews carried out by MI5 and counter-terrorism police into the Manchester and London terror attacks.
Greater Manchester comes together to tackle rough sleeping in unique partnership
21 November 2017
In a series of UK firsts to address homelessness, Greater Manchester has come together to announce radical proposals to save lives as winter draws in.
Mayors of London and Greater Manchester join forces to demand an end to the dangerous police funding crisis
14 November 2017
Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham: Chancellor must provide real-terms increase in the Budget
Greater Manchester Combined Authority celebrates living wage commitment
8 November 2017
THE Greater Manchester Combined Authority is pleased to announce that it has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.
Public contributions to Manchester Arena attack – extended for two weeks
6 November 2017
There are an extra two weeks for people caught up in the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena to share their experiences as part of an independent review looking at the response to the incident.
Mayor begins search for new Business Advisory Panel
3 November 2017
The Mayor of Greater Manchester is asking the city-region’s business people to put themselves forward and apply to join his Business Advisory Panel.
Statement from Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham following GMP briefing
1 November 2017
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said:
Mayors unite to call for major new programme of devolution to city regions
1 November 2017
Mayors call for more control over public services including skills, training and apprenticeship services, as well as real influence over programmes designed to help people get back to work.
New plan to ensure no child is left behind
20 October 2017
The city-region’s schools, public, private & voluntary sector organisations are being urged to sign up to a new pledge to help kids get ready for school.
Letter sent to Greater Manchester MPs detailing concerns around the roll out of Universal Credit
18 October 2017
THIS morning Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham sent a letter to Greater Manchester MPs detailing the vital lessons learnt in the region on Universal Credit.
New action plan on homelessness
6 October 2017
£1.8million investment at the heart of new measures announced, as further £3.8m agreed with central Government to help those most in need.
Mayor Question Time
28 September 2017
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham second public Question Time event is taking place this evening. Watch live below.
Statement following discussions by Northern leaders
20 September 2017
Northern leaders came together today to call on Government to honour in full its commitments and to discuss how the North can be heard nationally.
Mayor pledges that no child will be left behind in Greater Manchester
5 September 2017
In a speech today the Mayor of Greater Manchester will propose a pioneering new approach to tackling educational inequality and helping more children become ‘school-ready’.
Statement on reports of Libya trial
31 August 2017
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham responds to reports of Libya trial:
Proudly celebrating Pride this weekend
25 August 2017
CELEBRATIONS of diversity and equality will be taking place throughout this weekend as part of Manchester Pride.
Mayor backs new body to speak for the North
23 August 2017
Today's transport summit in Leeds has agreed that a representative body of political, business and other leaders should be set up to speak with one voice for the North.
Unprecedented gathering of Northern leaders demand a fair deal from Government
23 August 2017
Political and business Leaders from across major Northern cities are to meet for the first time in Leeds on Wednesday to demand a fair deal on transport from the Government.
Mayor's promise to deliver homelessness funding to where it is needed
31 July 2017
THE Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has today announced new grants from his homelessness fund, after spending the morning talking to rough sleepers about their needs.
Northern leaders statement on transport infrastructure investment
25 July 2017
Northern leaders respond to recent Government statements about transport infrastructure investment.
Manchester terror attack - statement from Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham
23 May 2017
Speaking outside Manchester Town Hall this morning, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said: